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We are movingPlease pardon the mess. The Painted Turtle is moving to next door to 104 North Michigan Avenue in downtown Big Rapids.

 

 

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Pamina Girls Choir

The Pamina Girls’ Choir from Karlsruhe Landau, Germany, will be in Big Rapids from August 3 through August 7. There are 34 students in their group ages 12-19 and two adults. Artworks will be their sponsor group. We have placed 15 of the visitors and are still looking for a few more Host Families. There is also a need for a couple of people that cannot host, but would be willing to drive in the afternoon. If you know are interested in hosting please contact Rick Swinson by email email hidden; JavaScript is required or phone 231-629-0056. Continue reading →

Harmonica Group Rehearsal Break

The Harmonicas In Class will take a rehearsal break for two weeks and resume rehearsals on Tuesday July 14th at The Artworks.

Magic on Michigan Avenue

magic banner 2015 940x499In conjunction in Magic on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Big Rapids, Artworks will remain open every Friday night from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. through September 11. Come and enjoy the live music, street performers, dancers, barber shop quartet, food venders and more.
Go to Magic on Michigan Avenue for more information.

Artworks Awarded GFWC Grant

GFWC logoArtworks has been awarded a grant from the Big Rapids chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs! The grant will be used to buy art supplies for our youth and Hope Network arts programs. Thank you, GFWC!

Summer Camp 2015 – 7-13 year olds

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Around the World in 80 Days

Take a trip around the world in art, music, language, and food when you come to camp at Artworks this summer.
Camp 1: July 14-16 Asia—Practice Japanese origami, perform an Indonesian shadow puppet show, paint a Chinese landscape, practice marital arts movement, and more.
Camp 2: July 21-23 Clay Around the World—Design, handform, and glaze pottery shapes from all over the world.
Camp 3: July 28-30 The Americas—Create Alaskan, Navajo, and South American art and learn a little Spanish.
Camp 4: August 4-6 India/Africa—Explore art from Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
For more information please visit Summer Camp 2015 or download the Summer Camp 2015 brochure and registration form.

Summer Camp 2015

Upcoming Events

Does not include weekly recurring events.

Date/Time Event
07/09/2015
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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2015 Sizzlin' Summer Sidewalk Sales
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07/10/2015
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sidewalk Sales and Classic Car Cruise
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07/11/2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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2015 Sizzlin' Summer Sidewalk Sales
Painted Turtle, Big Rapids MI
07/14/2015 - 07/16/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camp 1 - Asia
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
07/21/2015 - 07/23/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camp 2 - Clay Around the World
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
07/28/2015 - 07/30/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camp 3 - The Americas
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
08/04/2015 - 08/06/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camp 4 - India/Africa
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI